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Bronze 2021 Nature / Seasons

Surrealness In Bowring Park

  • Prize
    Bronze in Nature / Seasons
  • Photographer
    Ting Ting Chen

I left my home in Asia 3 years ago and came to Newfoundland Canada as an international student. Robert Tilley, a 73-year-old Newfoundlander, is the first friend I made in Newfoundland and through the years he has become my best friend here. We both like to visit the century-old Bowring Park. I like the park because the massive trees here remind me of my home where there are big trees. I took this photo last fall when Robert was standing beside the trees in autumn colors. Time seems to freeze in this photo and the picture is shrouded in surrealness.

I left my home in Asia and came to Newfoundland Canada three years ago as an international student. During the past three years, I have not only found my new home in Newfoundland, but also my muse. Newfoundland is the inspiration for my photography. Robert Tilley, a -73-year-old true and born Newfoundlander, is the first friend I made when I come to Newfoundland, and now he has become my best friend. Robert and I have traveled most parts of Newfoundland, and he appears in many of my photos as a model.